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(Late) Winter Walk Shortcut

Thinking Outside the Box Inside the Circle I wouldn’t try it even a week from now — local temps are supposed to soar into the 60’s soon. However, at least for now, there’s a quick shortcut for anyone running late on their walk around Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun: cut across the ice. 🙂 Have a nice...
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“American Dirt”: What it Means to Have Nothing

The Kindness — and Evil — of Strangers Coyote: “I don’t like leaving people behind. I don’t like people dying in the desert. So I choose people who won’t die. Migrant: “I have no intention of dying.” Coyote: “No one intends to die.” Migrant: “Yes, but I intend not to die.” –“American Dirt”; p. 281. What...
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That Déjà Vu Feeling About Kansas City Chiefs’ Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

“Hmm . . . Where Have I Seen That Arm Before??” “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” —Proverb Where does Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes get his rocket right arm? Minnesota Twins fans of a certain age (I qualify) know the answer: “from his old man.” Mahomes senior was a journeyman major league pitcher...
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Winter Walk Shortcut

Thinking Outside the Box Inside the Circle I definitely prefer walking around Lake Calhoun in the summer-time. For one thing, the people watching is better ” there are more of them about, and, minus the bulky winter clothing, you can actually tell the genders apart. For another, you don’t have to worry about below zero...
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MLS Agent Remarks: “Update the Upstairs Owner’s Suite to Realize This Home’s Full Potential!”

Recognize This House Today? Me, Neither When the listing agent (OK, me) wrote the marketing verbiage above a year ago, I was contemplating a standard overhaul. You know, gutting the dated Owner’s Suite upstairs, opening up the almost 400 square foot space, and putting in a new, larger Master Bath. So much for my crystal ball....
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What’s Up With THAT House? “For Sale” Homes On the Market Too Long

But, What’s “Too Long?” Test your knowledge of today’s housing market, and respond to the following statement: “A for sale home sitting on the market for 60 days is already shopworn”: A. True. B. False. C. Impossible to tell without more info. Correct answer. “C.” The key “other info”: price and location (of course). “Houston,...
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